Lasse PihlstrÝm, PhD, MD
Post-doctoral fellow at Oslo University Hospital
Location: Oslo, Norway
Dr. Lasse PihlstrÝm is a lecturer at the University of Oslo and a clinician and researcher at Oslo University Hospital. His research background includes study of the genetics of Parkinson's disease (PD) as well as other movement disorders. Dr. PihlstrÝm is a member of several international consortia on the genetics of movement disorders, including the International Parkinson Disease Genomics Consortium, Comprehensive Unbiased Risk factor Assessment for Genetics and Environment in Parkinson's Disease and Parkinson's Disease Genome Sequencing Consortium. In 2016, he worked as an honorary clinical fellow at the University College London and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, establishing fruitful research collaborations. Dr. PihlstrÝm is also the leader of a videoconference network for inherited movement disorders in Norway and has a special interest in clinical neurogenetics. He is also a popular science writer and editor of the Norwegian Neurological Association's member's magazine. His current research projects focus on pathogenic mechanisms of parkinsonism, with an emphasis on genetics, epigenetics and neuroinflammation.